New Orleans is obviously the #1 destination in Louisiana, and there are many great things to do in the Crescent City. But for an equally unique experience, get out of the city and explore other parts of Louisiana. Known as the “Bayou State” and “Sportsman’s Paradise,” Louisiana is dominated by wetlands, the Gulf of Mexico, swamps, and other natural features that are excellent spots for fishing and boating. Southwest Louisiana is Cajun country - home to boudin, spicy crawfish, and Cajun and Zydeco music. North of New Orleans you’ll find many small, historic towns with beautiful oaks, moss, magnolias, and other flora. Plantation Country is a feast for the eyes, and the state capital, Baton Rouge, is worth a visit for SEC football and a view into Louisiana’s colorful political history. After a visit to New Orleans, take some time to explore the best of the rest of Louisiana, including the city's top museums.
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